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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L chassis VIN: 4USCJ3337W
When car is shifted into 1st gear car clanks. Sounds like the differential is touching the body of the car. It creates a banging noise. No free plate on differential, differential oil is ok, drive line u joints are in good condition, axle assembly looks good. ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: WBAAL31060
Hi friends, i need to known how to reset the oil and service intervals on this E46 with the DIS bmw software or SSS software, i has been trying some to locate where i can reset but i dont find nothing, i open the instrument cluster module on the diagnostic too...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
car came in with complant of white smoke after sitting for 2 days. i did a block test and it passed. he thinks it is injectors so he had me do a fuel injection service. he now came back with complaint of blue & white smoke after sitting at least 1 full day. i ... Trouble codes: P1174 (exceed long term limits), P1175 (exceed long term limits)
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L abs VIN: WBANF33526
We got this one in with the dash lite up like a christmas tree. The ABS, 4X4, DSC & brake lights are on. We used our X431 & found the R/Rear wheel sensor to be inop during a dynamic test. Replaced the sensor and cant shut off the lights. can it be done withX43...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA14C91
vehicle had dead battery this a.m.,AAA jumped and customer drove in. Replaced battery and now cranks but wont fire,any ideas,thanx for help,Mike Trouble codes: 171B, 174B
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L ride control VIN: SALSH23456
trouble codes on auto enginuity scan tool c1a03 left front height sensor.c1a20 pressure increases too slow when filling reservoir.c1a74 right left height sensor mechanism.checked blue connector behind left front wheel inner cover is ok. if jump pump with power...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L pcv VIN: WDBEA32E7R
Complaint of oil leakage. Suspect PCV, ALLDATA says to remove engine air admission housing on lower engine block. After air admission is removed, clean housing. Is this the best way to service a blocked PCV system?
1995 Other European ESPRIT S4 2.8L srs VIN: SCCFD30C2S
I hope there are some Die Hard Brit Techs out there!! We got stuck trying to diagnose the SRS on this one. We have an old "TECH" "VETRONICS" scanner that actually works on this model...Shocked the daylights out of me. One glitch though...No cartridge for the S...
1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L drums VIN: 1112867971
Vehicle has been sitting quite some time (4+years). Vehicle won't move - brakes found locked up. Determined RF and LR wheels won't turn. Thought problem was hydraulic-related; loosening bleeder screw at wheel cylinder did not help. RF: Removed outer wheel bear...
1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L front brakes VIN: WWWCA0539H
Hi to everyone, need some help on this car owner says brake pedal is higher then normal and front brakes are getting hot. I drove car and confirmed front does have drag on them and if I crack line at master cyl and front wheel that line runs to frees up. I can...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L all VIN: WV2EE0702S
Hi IATN members, I posted a help request a week ago about help finding a automatic transaxle assembly for a vw eurovan. So far no luck, tried the suggestions I received, Go Westy,German Transaxle, Sauson . Even a rebuildable core would be ok as long as the tr...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, poor acceleration VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Ok VW guys this Jetta will not accelerate over 3000 RPM worse when cold, better when warm, bucks and jerks. Checked the fuel pressure it is good, tune appears to be ok. reset the throttle body no real change, it will idle just fine. Mass air flow reading are 3...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear subframe VIN: 3VWSP69M72
There has to be some measuring points to check the condition of the uni-body... I just dont understand that if it is the uni-body causing this then why do the rear sub frames fit with out a issue? current messurements (taken with a hunter string machine mount...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear caliper VIN: WVWEK73C36
need help with rear brakes. have scan tool to reset electric parking brake. Tech did not have caliper in place and caliper piston came out of caliper on both sides. now they will not retract. thanks
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L odometer not working VIN: YV1LS548V1
hello volvo fans. the computer will not reset readiness monitors. there are no codes checked with snapon brick. the odometer does not work but the speedometer works fine. does the computer use the odometer to check mileage in order to reset readiness monitors?...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L ac VIN: YV1LW61J5Y
where is the low side fill valve located? I cannot find it and mitchell does not have a diagram. I changed the compressor and drier and need to charge system.

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Audi A8 3.7L Blower
Sorry it took so long to post a fix! Thomas from South Carolina nailed it, the customer took the car to the dealer (because I told him we normally don't work on German vehicles) and they told him he needed a blower control module. He didn't have them do the wo...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 5UXFA53543
Thank you for the replies.The ground was good after the help from you all in finding it.Turns out the fan was bad as i suspected.Thanks again for the help.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
thanks to all replies found & tested transister ignition unit, it was the problem replaced unit it runs. thanks again randy
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L sam VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thanks for the replies. Richard and Robert both said I could force it to sleep with a SDS. If no response, replace and recode. Another reply told me how to isolate the bad module, which I had already done. In the end, the customer declined the repair. Some cus...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L steering assist W/ speed sensor VIN: YV1TS90D61
Actualy I knew of this problem just did not remember it because symptoms where different. AIR IN SYSTEM!!! after two days of driving car is now fine. I assumed all air was gone because no noise was heard from system and no foam at resevior. Funny how ...
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